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The Romantic Age

Ogden Nash 1902 (Rye, New York) – 1971 (Baltimore)



This one is entering her teens,
Ripe for sentimental scenes,
Has picked a gangling unripe male.
Sees herself in bridal veil,
Presses lips and tosses head,
Declares she's not too young to wed,
Informs you pertly you forget
Romeo and Juliet.
Do not argue, do not shout;
Remind her how that one turned out.
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Submitted by RobertHaigh on June 27, 2020

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Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash (1902-1971) was, during his lifetime, the most well-known American writer of light verse, and his popularity has continued after his death. His witty style has been imitated by many, but none have quite equalled the old master. more…

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